Innovation, Resources and Economic Growth

Overview

The analysis of the interactions between natural resource scarcity, technological innovation and the dynamics of eco-
nomic systems has a long-standing tradition in economics.
During the 1980s and the early 1990s, a new phase of these interactions initiated under the effects of technological revolution and the problem of the environment. The general concept behind this book ...
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Overview

The analysis of the interactions between natural resource scarcity, technological innovation and the dynamics of eco-
nomic systems has a long-standing tradition in economics.
During the 1980s and the early 1990s, a new phase of these interactions initiated under the effects of technological revolution and the problem of the environment. The general concept behind this book is that the issue of natural resou-
cesand the environment in relation to economic growth can-
not be addressed without due consideration for the effects of technological innovation on thedynamics of economic sy-
stems. Technological innovation alone, however, is not a sufficient condition for the sustainability of economic growth. Policies may have a role in solving the internatio-
nal distribution problems generated by the non-converging development path of developed and developing countries. In particular, the new international order shaped by the events of the 1980s, made it possible for world management to ad-
dress the problems of poverty and the environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642788574
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Introduction.- 1 Innovation, Resources and Economic Growth: Changing Interactions in the World Economy.- II. Technological Creativity and Institutions.- 2 Institutions, Technological Creativity and Economic History.- III. Innovation at Work in an Historical-Economic Perspective: Energy and Industrial Materials.- 3 Energy Efficient Technologies: Past and Future Perspectives.- 4 Economic Growth and the Intensity of Use of Industrial Materials.- IV. Scientific Revolutions and Strategies of Economic Supremacy: Advanced Materials and Biotechnologies.- 5 European Strategies in New Materials: A Global View.- 6 Biotechnology in the United States and Japan and the Bridge Between.- V. Economic Growth and Agro-Food Policies in Key Problem Regions: Former USSR and LDCs.- 7 The Agricultural and Food Sector of the Former Soviet Union: Transition to a Market Economy.- 8 The Plundering of Agriculture in Africa, Asia and Latin America.- VI. Economic Growth and Natural Resources at Risk: Climate Change, Forests and Water.- 9 Climate Change and the Future of Agriculture.- 10 The Economic Impact of Forest Decline in Europe.- 11 World Water Resources: Assessment and Prediction.- VII. Conclusion: Innovation and Resources in a Global Policy Perspective.- 12 International Order and Natural Resources.- List of Authors.- Index of Names.
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